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VIDEO: The Last Day of the Volcano – Part 1

By Andie Sophia Fontaine

Photo: Art Bicnick.
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Reporter Alina Maurer and videographer Art Bicnick bring you the latest from an earthen berm that was recently breached with lava, only about a kilometre away from the Svartsengi Power Plant and the Blue Lagoon. This prompted not only shoring up the berm with bulldozers, but also the use of fire trucks to cool the lava, a strategy last employed in 1973 during the Heimaey eruption of the Westman Islands.

As the eruption may be drawing to a close, we spoke with Þorvaldur Þórðarson, one of the country’s leading volcanologists and a professor from the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, on what the situation really is, and what the near future of volcanic activity in the region may bring.

Part 2 of this interview will air next Saturday, so stay tuned!

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